Central Michigan at Ball State College Football Picks & Parlay 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Ball State Cardinals host the Central Michigan Chippewas at Scheumann Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has CMU as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread. The Chippewas have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 1-6-0.
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Valuable Central Michigan Chippewas Betting Trends
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Central Michigan Chippewas are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Ball State Cardinals Betting Trends
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Ball State Cardinals are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Central Michigan Chippewas Injuries
10/15/17 DB Amari Coleman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ball State
10/15/17 P Jack Sheldon Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ball State
10/15/17 TE Logan Hessbrook Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Ball State
09/13/17 WR Brandon Childress Knee out for season
Key Ball State Cardinals Injuries
10/15/17 RB James Gilbert Hand "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
10/15/17 WR Jordan Hogue Back "?" Saturday vs. Central Michigan
10/01/17 QB Riley Neal Leg out indefinitely
09/26/17 WR Corey Lacanaria Collarbone out indefinitely
09/14/17 OL Alex Joss ACL out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Central Michigan Chippewas have run for 838 yards as a team, which ranks 95th in college football. They've run 241 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chippewas have been penalized on offense 45 times for 434 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the country in penalties. They are 97th in the nation in points scored with 150. They have run 533 plays this season for 2,674 yards, which ranks them 20th in Division 1 in total offense. The Chippewas average 5 yards per play, which is 108th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 139 1st downs this year, placing them 44th overall as an offensive unit. Shane Morris averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 5.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 154 passes on 279 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.7. He has thrown for 1,767 yards this season.
The Chippewas rush defense has allowed 296 attempts for 1,458 yards this year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. Central Michigan has committed 53 penalties for 435 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 105th in college football. They are 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 207. They have surrendered a total of 2,895 yards on D, which is 102nd in the country. The Chippewas are ranked 60th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 124 passes on 226 attempts against the Central Michigan Chippewas defense this season, placing them 81st and 106th in Division 1. The Central Michigan pass defense has also given up a total of 1,437 yards through the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Central Michigan Chippewas have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 66th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Central Michigan Chippewas kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,165 yards on 50 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 36th in Division 1 in punting average. Central Michigan is ranked 113th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 16 punt return yards and average 3.2 yards per return, which is 115th in college football. They have returned 22 kicks for 401 yards on special teams, ranking 39th in kick return yardage. The Chippewas average 18 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,091.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals are 116th in the country in points scored with 127. They have run 455 plays this year for 2,214 yards, which ranks them 79th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ball State Cardinals average 4.9 yards per play, which is 113th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this season, ranking them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ball State has run for 892 yards as a unit, which ranks 87th in college football. They've run 230 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. Ball State has been penalized on offense 22 times for 226 yards so far this year, which has them 126th in the country in penalties. Jack Milas has passed for 613 yards this year. He's completed 61 throws while attempting 118 passes for a completion percentage of 51.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 85.2. He averages 2.9 adjusted yards per throw and 5.2 yards per pass attempt.
Ball State is 85th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 187. They have given up a total of 2,243 yards on D, which is 51st in D-1. The Cardinals are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 105 throws on 174 attempts against the Ball State defense this season, ranking them 42nd and 24th in the nation. The Ball State Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,365 yards in the air, which is 61st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 216 attempts for 878 yards this season, putting them in 49th place in the country against the run. The Cardinals have had 26 penalties for 241 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ball State is 107th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 87 punt return yards and average 14.5 yards per return, which is 15th in D-1. They have returned 20 kicks for 510 yards on special teams, which puts them 18th in kick return yardage. The Ball State Cardinals average 26 yards per kick return and they are 86th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,811. The Cardinals have tried 7 field goals this year and made 3, which is 115th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 43%. Ball State kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,133 yards on 30 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 118th in the NCAA in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +2.5 and over 51 total points
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